What I love most about my ring binder is the freedom it allows me to reinvent my life. New planner pages affords me a new planning style every year. I have used a Franklin Planner for years. This was my first planner system as a teenager and I would highly recommend...
My instinct was to build a morning routine first but after much researching I have now come to believe building an effective night-time routine first is the better approach for me. Building a night-time routine. My first step was determining my sleep goals. First I...
Happy New Year! It's been ages since my last post I know but I'm back. I was afraid I'd never have time to return to blogging. I have been so incredibly busy! Thankfully, here I am. Blogging for me is a hobby. It's something I enjoy but I have a full time job too. I...
It is Crop Over and Kadooment day in Barbados. Family and friends are out enjoying music, dancing and revelry in the streets. As they celebrate they pay tribute to the original festivals that marked the end of the harvest during the times of slavery. This festival...
June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month and for this first post I want to celebrate a historic election in Barbados, my home country. Barbados Formerly a British colony Barbados gained Independence on November 30th 1966. Today Barbados is one of the most developed...
Here is a post I have been looking forward to sharing for weeks now. I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to sit and chat with one of my favorite artists and favorite people, Maria Danil. An Introduction to Maria Maria Danil is a Romanian artist...
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About the Author
Michelle lives in North Dakota and loves her new home here. She also loves her British Barbadian Heritage. This blog is life through her unique cultrual lense.
Barbados is the Caribbean Island I once called home. It was wonderful place to grow up and I will always take pride in my “Bajan” (a person from Barbados) roots.
Barbados is a part of the Lesser Antilles and sits just outside of the usual hurricane path. It was a British Colony until 1966 when we gained independence. Home to approximately 287,535 people the island maintains a stable democratic government, good education system and a wealthy economy in the region. Its friendly people, beautiful beaches and a relaxed atmosphere has made Barbados a popular tourist destination.
North Dakota, the 39th State in the union, is now my home and it’s a beautiful place to live.
We live in the country allowing me to appreciate the view of the natural world around me. North Dakota (ND) is 70,762 mi² and populated by approximately 739,482 people. North Dakota is a large agricultural state and one of the least populated states in the US. It took me a while to get used to the quiet but I now enjoy being able to hear my own thoughts. With temperatures often well below zero, it took some time to get used to the weather. Summer weather is not unlike that in Barbados however where we’d worry about hurricanes in Barbados from June to October; in North Dakota the concern is Tornadoes with a seasonal peak in June.
I have found North Dakotans warm, friendly people who tend to be incredibly polite. North Dakota is a great place for all but may appeal most to the outdoor enthusiast, artist, sport lover and historian visitors.
How did you end up in North Dakota? Thank this guy. My husband Josh is North Dakota born and raised. Josh is a storyboard artist, illustrator, writer and sculptor. He’s got a great sense of humor which is one of the many reasons I love him so much. He’s a great cook and one of the most patient people I know. Josh and I share of love of film and television amoung other things. He loves all things Sherlock Holmes, horror, the 80s and Rock and Roll. You can check out his art on his blog.